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Downtown Detroit

Downtown Detroit is a stunning concentration of skyscrapers, as well as historical and architecturally beautiful residential and commercial buildings.  Downtown is also home to the Detroit Tigers, Lions and Red Wings. Some of Downtown's most notable sites include the Renaissance Center, Greektown, Campus Martius, Hart Plaza and the Riverfront


Dan Carmody, president of Eastern Market Corp.

5 ideas for creating public spaces for everyone in Detroit

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Model D readers gathered at the Outdoor Adventure Center to discuss what we can learn from welcoming public spaces like the Detroit Riverfront and Eastern Market. Here are some takeaways.

Kids play along the west riverfront

Join us Nov. 18 for "Where Detroit comes together," a Model D speaker series event

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center to discuss the places and spaces where the whole region comes together.

The Garden Theatre Beaux-Arts facade

How a unified vision helped transform Detroit's greater downtown

The neighborhoods of Detroit's greater downtown have come a long way in recent years, but change didn't come all on its own. This special report examines how the Hudson Webber Foundation's 15x15 Initiative created a unified vision for change among a diverse group of stakeholders that's helped shape the Midtown and downtown of today.

Sommer Woods

Pushing for inclusive development along Woodward Avenue: Sommer Woods and M-1 Rail

"Development can be so much more productive if there are more perspectives at the table: people of color, women, older people, younger people, white men," says M-1 Rail's Sommer Woods. "When you have all these people at the table you're guaranteed to have perspective instead of one monolithic project."

The former site of the Park Avenue Hotel

The battle for buildings: Looking back on a decade of historic preservation in Detroit

In the last decade, efforts to preserve some of downtown's most prominent buildings have had mixed results.
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